Technology Center of the Extremadura University / Fernández del Castillo Arquitectos

  • 06 Nov 2012
  • Educational Selected Works
© Jesús Granada

Architects: Fernández del Castillo Arquitectos
Location: ,
Architect In Charge: Horacio Fernández del Castillo
Design Team: David García-Asenjo, Vanesa Antigüedad, Diana Molina, Andrés García, Gianni Travaglione, Elena Tamaro, Patricia Andrés, Sabrina Marrancone
Constructor: Construcciones Abreu S.A.
Client: Junta de Extremadura
Area: 6,000 sqm
Year: 2010
Photography: Jesús Granada

The proposed project takes into account the particular situation building and the sustainability. One of the main objectives was to achieve high energy efficiency, present in the overall design with the provision of a block situated around a main courtyard, which is set in the center of the building.

© Jesús Granada

The building outward shown as a solid line coated with a sheet metal skin deployed, with a design that allows the presence of blades according to existing uses or orientation of each facade. This coating is intended to defend the building from excessive insolation aggression, while opening onto the central courtyard.

First Floor Plan

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  • Trevor

    Looks like a very interesting use of natural light, those reflections in every surface inside the building (walls and flooring, mainly) are plain brilliant. Cheers